Your Choice: Kerbside Collection Services

We know that if we keep doing the same things we’re doing now, the amount of rubbish going to landfill will continue to grow.

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In 2017, we asked you about expanding the current kerbside collection service (a recycling bin and bag collection) to help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. Over 2,600 people had their say and sent in a submission.

The Council’s preference is a ‘Your Choice’ kerbside waste collection, which will be available from 1 July 2019. There are 14 different collection services and the cost will vary depending on the service you choose.

The minimum service for people in a collection area is a standard 240L recycling bin, which costs $86 per property per year. In addition to that, on a user-pays basis, you can choose what other service you would like.

Example 1: Standard 3 Bin Service

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Example 2: Small 2 Bin Service

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Example 3: Large 2 Bin & Bag Service

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Example 4: Standard Bin & Bag Service

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To find out what the rate would be for ‘Your Choice’ use our online calculator.

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A: COUNCIL’S PREFERENCE

To offer a ‘Your Choice’ kerbside collection service from 1 July 2019, because

  • 63% of the 2,600 people who had their say supported kerbside collection choice
  • there is flexibility for each household depending on their waste and recycling needs
  • the organics bin can be used for compostable food as well as garden waste 
  • it reduces the most amount of compostable and recyclable materials going to landfill from our district, and
  • reducing waste to landfill saves the ratepayer money in the longer term as the cost of creating new landfills can be deferred

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

  • within 10 years we’ll be diverting 4,200 tonnes a year from landfill, which is about 109kg per household per year
  • materials being diverted from landfill will also increase
  • reduces litter from ripped rubbish bags

During 2018 we’ll be asking you specifically what collection service you want and depending on what that is, your rates may vary from $86 up to $371 per property. For a household choosing the standard 3 bin service, the cost of $321 will be charged to your rates bill from 1 July 2019.

B: NO CHANGE – 1 STANDARD SERVICE

OptionBGraphicThe collection service we currently provide only has 1 service offered for rubbish with no flexibility to customise your household waste needs. Council rubbish and organics bins won’t be available if we continue with this service.

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ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

  • does not align with the Council’s Waste Management & Minimisation Plan
  • no new waste reduction or diversion targets will be set
  • no increased reduction in the amount of waste being sent to landfill from our district